MTB Downhill makes its debut at the 13th South Asian Games 2019 – Nepal

By: Vinay Menon 13th South Asian Games rolled off in Kathmandu, Nepal from the 1st of December through 10th December 2019. Cross Country and Downhill Mountain biking made their first ever appearance at a South Asian Games. For the inaugural show, what could’ve been better than Nepal’s world class trails! The race track was created in Gokarna Sahid Smarak Park, Gokarna. Downhill course measured close to 1 km and the Cross-country trail came up to 4 km/lap. The downhill track was a short course of about a kilometer, but the…

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Indian National XC/DH team selections for 13th South Asian Games 2019

The 13th South Asian Games 2019 is scheduled to take place from December 1st to 10th in Kathmandu and Pokhara, Nepal. Seven nations will be participating in the 13th SAG. Nepal, Pakistan, Maldives, Sri Lanka, Bhutan, Bangladesh and India will fight it out for the top spots. For 2019, Indian Cross Country and Downhill MTB team will be entering the competition. This would be a first for the DH contingent from India. Selections for the same were conducted in Gahunje, Maharashtra. Near Pune, the XC and DH courses for this…

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Event Alert | Pashan Jam Session in Pune, Maharashtra

By: Vinay Menon Freshly packed dirt, mint downhill trails, big gappers and good times in the woods, sounds fun? That’s in store during the “Pashan Fest” from 23rd August to 25th August in Pune, Maharashtra, India. Two young diggers, Abhijeet Gharad and Virendra Mali along with their buddies from Pune have shoveled out some slick trails and progressive features for the riders joining in for the three day jam. Dual slalom, whip-offs and longest jump are some of the things to look out for over the weekend. No federations, no…

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GHV Endeavor Dirt Pump Track Championship 2019 – Mumbai

Mumbai is usually associated with the urban chaos and polluted skies. A breath of fresh air on the outskirts of Mumbai, in Murbad, Thane is the newly built GHV Endeavor Trail – Dirt Pump Track at “Green Home Villas”. Fighting the extreme pre-monsoon temperature spike, over 50 mountain bikers and BMX riders landed in the quite Manivali village in Murbad. In India, people with property or/and money don’t really invest into cycling of any sort. But GHV did. They plunged in without making an excel sheet of ROI. So kudos…

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Slade Gomes | Rider Interview

Name: Slade Gomes Age: 21 Mountain biking since: 2015 Profession: Engineering Student Hometown: Mumbai, India Current Location: Pune, India Current Bike: Lapierre Zesty AM 327 650B (2015) Current Sponsors: Parents FRM: How would you describe yourself? Slade: I am the one who has a split personality or I should say , split lifestyle. I spend one half of the day working hard at class and studying my engineering stuff at college like a studious kid While I spend the other half of the day shredding hard on the trails riding downhill…

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Video: Red Bull Pump Track World Championship 2018 | India Qualifier

The WallRide Park in Hyderabad, India was the location for the 4th stop of the Red Bull Pump Track World Championship where India’s best battled it out on the Velosolutions Asphalt Pump Track for their place at the World Championship final later this year.  The WallRide Park in Hyderabad hosted India’s first ever asphalt pump track, built in 2017 as a part of the city’s efforts to support the growing interest in cycling amongst the local community. One year on since its opening, the Velosolutions Pump Track welcomed riders…

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